|Shawty Lo Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||March 31, 1976|
|Date of Death
||September 21, 2016|
Shawty Lo was an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer who rose to popularity as a founding member of the Southern hip hop group D4L. Formed in 2003, the short-lived group D4L (an acronym of Down For Life) released an album and tracks like Betcha Can’t Do It Like Me, Down For Life, and Laffy Taffy. The song Laffy Taffy topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart and went on to be certified ‘Platinum’ thrice by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In 2007, he started his pursuits as a solo artist and his discography consists of albums, mixtapes, and singles such as Units in the City, Rico, I’m Da Man, I’m Da Man 2, The Bankhead Boss, The Feature Presentation, Fright Night, Shawty Balboa, I’m Da Man 2K9, Million Dollar Man, King of Bankhead, Dey Know, Dunn Dunn, Foolish, Pocahontas (ft. Twista and Wale), New Money (ft. Cash Out and Young Scooter), My Love (ft. Lyfe Jennings), W.T.F. (ft. Lil Wayne), and Atlanta, GA (ft. The-Dream, Ludacris, and Gucci Mane). He died in a car crash on September 21, 2016.
Carlos Rico Walker
Shawty Lo was born on March 31, 1976.
Shawty Lo passed away at the age of 40 on September 21, 2016, in a car accident in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Rapper, Record Producer, Record executive
- Father – Carl Walker
- Mother – Jozie Usher
- Siblings – Quon Walker (Brother)
Shawty Lo was managed by Johnnie Cabbell.
- Asylum Records
- G-Unit South
- Warner Bros.
His net worth was $2.5 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Shawty Lo was known for his womanizing ways. He is reported to have fathered 11 children – 9 daughters and 2 sons. The names of his 6 children are – Alexis Watson, Kiana Hill, Sacaria Reed, Aja Thomas, Nala Perez, and India Watson. Also, he has 10 baby mamas for his 11 children. He had fathered his first child at the age of 17. Before his death, he was financially supporting all his children and their mothers.
In June 2015, one of his baby mamas, Angela “Chocolate” Beasley, passed away after being involved in a car accident. She had celebrated her 36th birthday on the evening of the same day.
Race / Ethnicity
- Loved wearing shades
- Often wore a baseball cap
Best Known For
- Being the founding member of the hip-hop group, D4L. They are best known for the popularity of their single, Laffy Taffy, which managed to reach the very top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
- Having collaborated with popular hip-hop artists such as Ludacris, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Lil’ Wayne, and DJ Khaled
- His music group D4L released their debut studio album, Down for Life, in November 2005. The album was certified ‘Gold’ by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as well as peaked at number #3 on the US Top Rap Albums (Billboard) chart, at number #4 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) chart, and at number #22 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
- On February 26, 2008, he released his solo debut studio album, Units in the City, which peaked at number #2 on the US Top Rap Albums (Billboard) chart, at number #4 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) chart, and at number #13 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
First TV Show
In 2015, he made his first TV show appearance in the music TV series, Sounds of the Underground: Digital.
Shawty Lo Favorite Things
- Strip Club – Blue Flame Lounge
Source – 11 Alive
Shawty Lo Facts
- In 2013, it was announced that the Oxygen channel will broadcast the reality TV show, All My Babies’ Mamas, which was centered around his 11 children and 10 baby mamas. However, the show was eventually scrapped as the channel received hostile public reception over the idea of the show.
- His feud with fellow rapper, T.I. reached its peak in November 2008 at the Dirty Awards as they were involved in a physical confrontation. The award ceremony had to be closed down and the police had to pepper spray their entourages to bring the condition under control.
- In 2003, he founded a record label, D4L Records. In June 2011, his record label inked a distribution deal with rapper 50 Cent‘s subsidiary label G-Unit South. As part of the deal, he pocketed $10 million.
- In January 2015, he revealed that he had signed his record label with Grown Money Entertainment.
- Following his death, several artists paid tribute to the late rapper, including Gucci Mane, Beyoncé, Vince Staples, Future, Kendrick Lamar, Lil’ Kim, 50 Cent, T.I., Dej Loaf, Joe Budden, DJ Drama, DJ Khaled, Young Thug, Soulja Boy, Mack Maine, Tony Yayo, Young Scooter, Rick Ross, Raekwon, Kid Ink, CeeLo Green, Pastor Troy, ILoveMakonnen, Lil Durk, and Jermaine Dupri.
Featured Image by Shawty Lo / Instagram